HP Begins Shipping 14-Inch SlateBook 14 Android Notebooks

Motorola put Android on a laptop screen with its Atrix smartphone + companion device, but HP has taken things to another level with its SlateBook PC. While the exterior looks like most any other HP laptop of late, the software on the inside is a different beast. In what could only be considered a bold move to see how the market reacts, HP is now shipping a laptop with Android onboard. That's right: Android.


There's a 1080p touch panel, NVIDIA's Tegra 4 powering things, and a claimed battery life of up to 9 hours. It's compatible with Miracast, equipped with BeatsAudio, and Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) is installed. Unlike a phone or tablet, you'll have a full-fledged keyboard as well as a trackpad, and one of the most impressive designs we've seen on a notebook in some time... assuming you adore yellow, that is.


It weighs 3.7 pounds and measures at under 16mm thick, while including HDMI, USB 3.0, dual USB 2.0 ports, a headset/mic jack, AC adapter connector and a microSD card reader. The machine is on sale now through Amazon and other e-tailers for $429.99, but only time will tell if Google pushes down updates to a computer in the same way that it's doing for phones and tablets. 

Via:  Amazon
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